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    Legal Case in Chelyabinsk Raises Specter of Regional Separatism in Russia
    Feb09

    Legal Case in Chelyabinsk Raises Specter of Regional Separatism in Russia

    As more and more low-level or hushed-up evidence makes clear, the Kremlin’s Ukraine gambit may have serious, unexpected domestic ramifications for the Russian Federation, such as increasing the likelihood of regional separatism—a prospect not seriously considered since the early 2000s and the end of Russia’s second war in Chechnya. In...

    Russia Raises the Stakes in Aleppo
    Feb09

    Russia Raises the Stakes in Aleppo

    Russia’s air campaign in Syria initially provoked critical remarks and skepticism from Western governments and commentators. However, the intervention, which involves targeted air strikes and close air support (CAS) for Syrian regime and allied forces, has made dramatic advances in recent days. The Russian defense ministry and the media...

    Dutch Likely to Hand Putin a Major Symbolic Victory in Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
    Feb09

    Dutch Likely to Hand Putin a Major Symbolic Victory in Referendum on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

    There is something odd about the upcoming Dutch plebiscite on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. On April 6, the Netherlands will hold a national referendum on a treaty between Brussels and Kyiv that was signed in 2014 and ratified in 2015. Yet, the European Union and the European Community have, during the last sixty years, concluded dozens...

    Actually, No. Russia and Ukraine Are Not Equally Delinquent When It Comes to Fulfilling Minsk
    Feb09

    Actually, No. Russia and Ukraine Are Not Equally Delinquent When It Comes to Fulfilling Minsk

    One of the most startling examples of the adage “there are two sides to every story” is the difference in perceptions over the implementation of the Minsk Agreements between Ukraine and Russia. Minsk, if handled in good faith, could be the roadmap to deescalate the war in Ukraine and bring peace to the region.In October, I wrote a...

    Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?
    Feb09

    Should Vladimir Putin be concerned about the Russian economy?

    In March 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin will likely be running in the country’s next presidential election. Putin has been in power for 16 years, and by March of 2018, he will have become the second-longest serving head of state in post-imperial Russian history, after Joseph Stalin and ahead of Leonid Brezhnev. Although the 2018...

    Russian Military Deployed Near Ukraine for Huge Exercises
    Feb09

    Russian Military Deployed Near Ukraine for Huge Exercises

    February 9, 2016 …read more Source: Center on Global...

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?
    Feb09

    Why on Earth Would Russia Attack the Baltics?

    Doug Bandow When the Cold War closed many people believed that history had ended. Peace had descended upon the earth. The lion was about to lie down with the lamb. The Second Coming seemed on its way. Europe was certain to be free and undivided. Alas, it hasn’t worked out that way. But no worries. At least NATO officials are happy....

    A Critical Year for Humanitarianism
    Feb09

    A Critical Year for Humanitarianism

    SOURCE: AP/Dan KitwoodU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses delegates in London during the donor conference, February 2016.2015 was a remarkable year for international diplomacy and multilateralism, culminating in two major compacts on climate change and the global development agenda: The Paris agreement on climate and the U.N. Sustainable...

    Russian Officials Consider Bank Support Measures
    Feb09

    Russian Officials Consider Bank Support Measures

    One idea is to help borrowers who took out loans in foreign currencies before the ruble went into a tailspin. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled
    Feb09

    Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled

    Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

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